Three chicken recipes

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Three easy, quick, and healthy weeknight chicken recipes.

If your anything like me dinner can get challenging.

Between toddlers, sports, trying to be healthy, but get the family to eat. Some weeks I repeat the same things or everyone complains and it is draining.

This week I did 3 chicken dishes that worked well with our family and schedule.

First recipe is chicken paillard. Super simple and can be modified.

Recipe is super simple as followed:

1 lb thinly sliced chicken breast

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Garlic seasoning

Lemon juice and lemon zest of 1/2 lemon

1 tsp mustard Dijon


Shaved Parmesan

1. First make the dressing and let it set in the fridge. Take 2 TBS of oil, salt and pepper, lemon juice and zest, and 1tsp Dijon. Shake up together and set in fridge.

I used this Salad dressing shaker.

2. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Heat skillet with oil. (I used spray coconut oil) Cook each side of chicken for 3-4 min until cooked through.

3. Take arugula in a bowl drizzle with dressing and Parmesan and toss.

4. Put chicken on plate and top with arugula mix.

Simple. Easy. Under 20 min. Healthy.

I added some steamed asparagus and jasmine rice for the kids.

Next easy chicken dish is chicken and dinner in a pan. Who doesn’t love a one pan meal?

Chicken breast strips

Frozen green beans

Frozen corn on the cob

Zesty Italian mix

Ghee or butter

Seriously the simplest meal ever.

1. Preheat oven to 425 f

2. I melted 3tbs of ghee and added the package of zesty Italian mix.

3. Put chicken breast, green beans, and corn in an oven safe dish. Stir and pour seasoning over entire dish

4. Place in the oven for 35-45 min until chicken is cooked and veggies are warm.

I added some fresh strawberries and dinner rolls.

Mom success when the kids enjoy and eat their food without complaining.

Last chicken dish was prob my favorite.

Roasted chickpea and Romaine chicken ceaser salad.

I made some extra thinly sliced chicken breast earlier in the week which made this recipe even easier and faster.

1 can of chickpeas

Olive oil

Salt, pepper, garlic seasoning, chili powder

Girard’s light ceaser

Shaved parmesan

Cooked sliced chicken breast

Package of Romaine lettuce

1. Preheat the oven to 425f.

2. Drain, wash, and dry the can of chickpeas. Place on baking sheet drizzle with oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and chili powder.

3. Place in oven for 40 min shaking the pan every 10 min.

4. Place romaine on baking sheet drizzle with ceaser dressing. Stuck in the oven for about 5-10 min.

5. I added the cooked chicken to the chickpea pan for the last 10 min to warm it up and roast it a little bit.

6. Cut the romaine on your plate add chickpeas and chicken. Top with Parmesan and extra dressing if needed.

I added some Mac and cheese and strawberries drizzled in honey for the kids,

Seriously all these meals were winners with the kids and husband. They were simple, easy, and healthy.

Stay tuned for the next blog post on our 10 lbs of fresh strawberries we picked and what we’re using them for!

And the recipes!

St. Patrick’s day!

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I love being extra.

I love an extra reason to do something fun for our kids and my friends!

We have been celebrating all the holidays together with kid parties and it has been so much fun.

Back drop and bar cart always add a little extra to a party!

This Bar cart is super cute and super affordable. I put it together myself quickly and the quality is great.

The ballon garland is made from different size and colors of green balloons. Also, this Ballon strip helps to create the outline for your garland.

I love the have the food match my theme. So for food I did “green” and “rainbow.”

For the main food I did “golden chicken nuggets,” broccoli tots, green quesadillas, a rainbow with gold at the end, spinach muffins.

Then I did a table with sweets at the end of the rainbow.

I made green rice krispy treats and lucky charm rice krispy treats. Then I bought green jelly beans, cheddar popcorn, green apple popcorn, and green rock lollipops from a local popcorn shop. I also added little pots with chocolate coins.

Cute gold plates from party city and tiny favor boxes from the dollar store for kids to eat and take home.

I love things to look cute but more than that I love the kids to have a good time and get to take something home.

I also sent these little St. Patrick day balls home with the kids. Besides the dollar store, oriental trading is my favorite place to buy for kid parties.

I also had an assortment of headbands, beads, hats, and clappers that the coulda do wear and take home. Mostly from the dollar store and oriental trading.

Not to mention I’m a big sucker for holiday books. We had The luckiest St. Patrick’s day ever, 10 lucky leprechauns, and The old lady who swallowed a clover. (My favorite)

All on amazon prime, because even tho I’m a Pinterest time mom… amazon prime is still a winner!!!

Then of course some of my late night Pinterest finds came to life with sensory play. I made a big batch of green spaghetti and added plastic golden coins and a big tub of lucky charms with cups and tools.

This seemed to be a bigger hit with the younger tots than the older, but everyone still enjoyed it.

Similar to Briley’s green shirt from Nordstrom Green shirt.

The kids and moms had a blast and that’s what it’s all about.

If you have any questions about recipes! Send me a message I love parties and making them special.



Willamette valley

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What is your usual adult only trip? For us it’s tropical, but this year we ditched our norm. I wanted quiet and relaxing. Plus good food and wine!

So between google and research I found the perfect location.

Willamette Valley, Newberg, Oregon.

I found the absolute perfect hotel in the valley with the best vineyards around, luxury spa, and great restaurants.

We stayed at The Allison. It was quiet and perfect. The restaurant was great, the indoor pool was amazing, and the couples massage was top notch.

Our dinner the first night was fun and delish. I love an 8 course tasting meal and if you have never tried one your missing out on the best dining experience.

The painted lady had an awesome dining experience with great service!

Then we had a full day of wine touring. There are so many great and small local family owned wineries in the valley. There are also some larger ones, but the small ones we wouldn’t be able to get their wines on our grocery store shelves in Texas. So we ordered about 6 bottles from the 3 wineries we visited.

We visited Rocco Winery, Anna Anme, Tristeuem.

There is tons of small local restaurants that all have very fresh and yummy food.

We tried out Subterra a wine cellar restaurant for lunch and the food was delish and fresh. The restaurant was super cute to in an old wine cellar.

Then we got some snow which they said is unusual for February, but it was beautiful. However we decided for a change of scenery so we took an hour and a half drive through the mountains to Pacific City on the coat.

We stoped at a new resort out there on the coast called Headlends Lodge. It would be the perfect place to stay in the summer!

We have a charcuterie board to share with a cup of clam chowder. The food was great, the view was amazing, and the restaurant was relaxing.

Then on the way back from the coast we stopped in McMinnville on 3rd street. It is a cute local street with great restaurants, tasting rooms, shopping, and art. We enjoyed waking the street and got a few souvenirs to bring home for the kids.

We ate at a cute little yummy tapas bar to end the night.

I enjoyed that we could see mountains, snow, beach, valleys and within a 2 hour drive.

We had awesome fresh food and amazing wine. The people were friendly and fun. I would love to take the kids back to the coast in the summer. It’s beautiful and quiet.

I highly recommend the trip if you are looking for somewhere different to go on an adult only weekend trip.

Ending with a mimosa at the airport on the way home!

If you have any questions or want more recommendations send me a message.

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